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Policy Date: 06/09/2015

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(Substitute Teachers)

The Superintendent shall maintain a list of qualified substitute teachers who may be called on to
replace regular teachers who are absent. Such a list shall be filed with the Principal.

Insofar as possible, the Principal or designee will call teachers on the substitute list for the grades
and/or subjects for which they are listed. A teacher whose name does not appear on the
substitute list may not be employed in the district except when specifically approved by the
Superintendent. The Principal will be responsible for seeing that the work of the substitute is as
effective as possible and will provide him/her with a planned program.

All part-time and substitute employees must undergo a Criminal History Records Check and
orientation prior to any employment.

The rate of pay for a substitute shall be set by the School Board and be subject to periodic
review as it applies to the following situations:

1. Replacement for a Teacher on Leave of Absence
A substitute teacher who replaces a regular teacher who is on a leave of absence for one
or two semesters shall enter into a written agreement with the school district, and shall
be compensated according to the school district’s established teacher salary schedule for
training and experience. Note that any substitute teacher who replaces a teacher
beyond 19 days must be a certified teacher.

2. Long-Term Substitute Pay
A substitute teacher who replaces a regular teacher for more than ten school days but is
not on a leave of absence shall be compensated at a rate as determined by the School
Board. For the first ten days in a position, substitutes will be paid at a daily rate
established by the School Board. Starting with the eleventh consecutive day in the same
position, substitutes shall be compensated at a daily rate based on Step 1 of the BA
column on the current salary schedule, regardless of training and experience.

3. Short-Term Substitute Teacher
A substitute teacher, other than a replacement for a teacher on a leave of absence or a
long-term substitute, shall be compensated at a daily rate established by the School

Legal Reference: RSA 189:13-a, NH Ed Rule 503.02

Adopted: April 7, 1975
Revised: February 8, 1977
Revised: November 8, 1977
Revised: September 13, 1979
Revised: April 17, 1980
Adopted: January 9, 2001
Revised: June 9, 2015